Wizard school is tough when you're in a goth band. But did there have to be so many monsters?
(My) Immortal : The Web Series was a six-episode fanseries written and directed by Brian McLellan that debuted on Youtube on July 15th, 2013. It collected a ton of viewers and fans quickly, with the first episode generating over 50000 views in the first week, and was blogged about on The Daily Dot, The Mary Sue and The Atlantic Wire.
While, the series began as a parody of one of fandom’s most infamous fanfics, it quickly took its own direction, and now the second season will continue its unique blend of parody, supernatural action, punk rock and goth posturing.
All proceeds from this Kickstarter go to Mediajunkie Studios, to aid them in creating their project: Season Two of (My) Immortal : The Web Series.
WAIT, I MISSED THIS SHOW THE FIRST TIME AROUND. WHAT IS (MY) IMMORTAL ABOUT?
(My) Immortal: The Web Series is a non-commercial fan series about a mall goth who goes to wizard school, hanging out with her friends Vampire, Diablo and Hermione. She hates preps, and she hates wizard school.
Instead, she loves My Chemical Romance and late-era Good Charlotte, and thinks they’re the best goth bands in the world even though people keep telling her they’re not really goth at all. WUT LOSERS RIGHT
Enoby wants to start a band, but holy crap are there a lot of assholes getting in her way. Bloodthirsty monsters, dark wizards, clones, wizard cops, the fact that her boyfriend turned out to be gay, and those stupid punks who want to be friends with her.
Why is being a teenage wizard goth SO HARD? AND DARK? AND DESPAIRING?
MAN TELL ME ABOUT IT! AND ALSO TELL ME WHAT SEASON TWO WILL BE ABOUT!
Remember that band Enoby and Hermione always talked about starting? Well, practice is hitting some snags. It’s not just that Ron can’t play drums very well—it’s more that Enoby’s gothic new boyfriend, Tom, might be a) an evil ghost of the Dark One, and b) summoning monsters to attack other students.
With the Battle Of The Bands coming up (which Hermione is adamant they’re not ready for), can Enoby get their music together, keep dating her evil boyfriend, and stop a evil prophecy from coming to light?
WHY DO SEASON TWO?
Because we have an incredible story for it! Season two will be bigger and better, funnier and more kinetic, with better effects and zanier monsters!
And, of course, because you asked for it!
Season One was awesome. We had a hilarious script, an amazing cast, wonderful costumes, and a powerful camera.
However, our shoestring budget meant we had to sometimes work with substandard sound and locations cobbled together from people’s living rooms.
With $3000, we’d be able to rent better lights, better sound equipment, great locations, and you would get a hilarious eight-episode Season 2 that looks and sounds awesome!
With $3000, we’ll also be able to work with skilled post-production sound editors and effects editors, as well as ramp up the make-up work.
Here there be monsters, and those monsters will look stunning.
WHO ARE MEDIAJUNKIE STUDIOS?
Mediajunkie Studios is a Toronto-based production studio devoted to creating individual, unique works on a variety of platforms, including web-based series, music videos, stage productions, and short films. The studio has several projects currently in development.
OKAY, ENOUGH OF THAT. WHAT ABOUT THE REWARDS?
Of course, the ultimate goal of this Kickstarter to get you, our fans, another season of (My) Immortal! But that doesn’t mean we can’t give you awesome things in return for your amazing donations! Here’s what you will get:
You awesome prep, you. For you, Brian will draw a print of Enoby screaming about how much of a prep you are, and it will be displayed on our Tumblr and Facebook page for all to see. Enoby hates preps. Plus, you will get a thank you in the credits.
Some nights, Enoby likes to curl up with some gothic fiction. You get the previous tier plus a beautiful PDF and ebook copy of NEW WAVE DETECTIVES 1-5, a serialized episodic gothic adventure by Brian McLellan, with art illustrated by Jeanie Nagora.
Hermione’s favourite tier. You get all previous tiers, plus a digital copy of the (My) Immortal Graphic Novel. You will also receive a digital high-quality copy of Season 1 and Season 2, when it is finished.
You will receive previous tiers, plus a digital print of (My) Immortal artwork by acclaimed artist Jeanie Nagora, a digital copy of the (My) Immortal screening poster designed by Gareth Fowler and a digital copy of the soundtrack of Season Two!
All previous rewards, plus you will also receive a Magical Vandalism T-shirt, buttons, and a DVD of Season One and Season Two when it’s finished.
All previous rewards, plus you will receive an exclusive fans-only computer game set in the world of (My) Immortal: The Web Series!
All previous tiers, plus you will get full, uncut raw footage of your favourite scenes from Season One, sent to you digitally.
All previous tiers, plus Brian will read the entirety (THE WHOLE DAMN THING) of My Immortal for you and send you the video.
All previous tiers, plus Lara Sovulj, our makeup artist, will make a tutorial video on how to look as gothic and cool as Enoby. You will get this video.
All previous tiers, plus a USB key mailed to you filled with all the (MY) IMMORTAL paraphernalia—all episodes of Season One, the Season One scripts, the blooper reels, the Screening poster, a video of us thanking you personally, the My Immortal print by Jeanie Nagora and more! This is the Ultimate Fan tier.
All previous non-limited tiers, plus Brian will read the entirety of My Immortal in a video and send it to you… dressed as Enoby.
All previous non-limited awards, plus you get will get to appear as an extra in an episode of Season Two! You’ll have to be in Toronto for this, but as long as you’re here, you’ll be a wizard.
All previous non-limited awards, plus you can send your script to Brian and he will give you notes on how good it is, and how to make it awesome.
All previous non-limited awards, plus if you can get to Toronto, Brian will run you through a game of Vampire The Masquerade with some of the cast!
All previous non-limited awards, plus a character will be named after you in Season Two!
All previous non-limited awards, plus, you get to hang out on set for a day! See us shooting the episode. You’ll have to be in Toronto for this, but if that’s doable, you get to see the magic happen!
All previous non-limited awards, plus you’ll have a walk-on line in an episode of Season Two. You’ll have to be in Toronto for this, but if you are, you’ll be a wizard in no time!
You’re a mover and shaker, with the ability to make your favourite artists happen. You get all previous non-limited awards, a producer credit, plus if you send us a script that’s under 15 pages, we’ll film it to the best of our ability and put it on Youtube!
Note: With the physical rewards like t-shirts, etc., the delivery date will be closer to February 2014, but you will receive the digital rewards much sooner.
$3000 : SEASON TWO
If we reach $3000, we'll make Season Two and put it on Youtube: FOR FREE ! With $3000, we’ll be able to rent better lights, better sound equipment, great locations, and you’ll get a hilarious eight-episode Season 2 that looks and sounds awesome!
$5000 : SHINY SEASON TWO
With $5000, we’ll have better costumes, better monsters, and special effects that are truly magical. We would also be able to do a second (My) Immortal graphic novel, which would go to all pledgers who pledged $25 or more!
$10000: EXTENDED SEASON
Right now we have eight episodes planned, but there is room to breathe. With $10000, we could do a full ten episodes. With $10000 we will also have no ads on any of the Season 2 material. You’ll be able to click and directly watch.
$15000: SOUNDTRACK EDITION
$15000?! Sounds like all of the above, plus a physical hardcopy of the season two soundtrack, sent to all pledgers who pledged $35 or more!
$20000 : TWO SEASONS AND A MOVIE
Here’s the thing about this stretchgoal. It sounds crazy, but we have close to 2200 Tumblr followers and 5000 Youtube subscribers.
If all of our Tumblr followers pledged $10, the same price as a paperback novel, or maybe a really good beer, this goal would be reached. With $20000, we would be able to immediately begin filming our feature film after Season Two, to whom digital copies would be given to all pledgers who pledged $10 or more. All the above stretchgoals would be reached as well.
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The challenge ahead of us is making a season worthy of our amazing fans. We have an amazing script and an amazing team, and it's now a matter of aligning the starts, getting the budget, and beginning to film.
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